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Higher education institutions have an extensive amount of sensitive data and must adhere to multiple compliance requirements to protect that data. The campus-based environment consists of a complicated, ever-changing scope. Thousands of users, hundreds of networks, and multiple campuses and departments can make reaching and maintaining your data security and compliance goals difficult.
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Information Security Considerations
Higher Education institutions are complex—Creating a secure environment can be complicated. Here are some pain points that can lead to additional risks:
Number of End UsersAs phishing, ransomware, and other types of breaches continue to become more prevalent, it's up to the institution to keep all of its end users aware on how to avoid becoming victim to these attacks. Implementing a comprehensive and ongoing information security awareness program is critical.
Outdated TechnologyUpgrading to the latest technology every time it becomes available is not a realistic solution, but outdated tech does leave you more vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. Regular audits and updating software is a must.
A Constantly Changing ScopeThe devices that fall within the scope of an institution's compliance responsibility greatly depends upon how those devices are being used. Creating best practices and focusing on staff awareness is the best way to regulate your scope and maintain your compliance.
Third-Party ManagementContracting with a third-party service provider does not eliminate the institution's responsibilities, but it can change them. Vendors must maintain communication with you on their levels of compliance.
Multiple NetworksSensitive data is located across your entire organization spanning multiple networks. It is paramount to find a security solution that considers your institution holistically.
Access the Higher Ed Guide to Achieving GLBA Compliance
This guidance document is designed to help higher education institutions understand how the GLBA and the updated Safeguards Rule apply to campus environments, and how best to meet the new compliance requirements which took effect June 9, 2023. The guide will help your institution effectively structure your information security program with tools to:
- Clarify GLBA impact and who it applies to
- Identify the information and systems in scope
- Outline best practices for protecting customer information
- Specify written information security program requirements
- Pinpoint next steps with a GLBA Compliance Checklist
- Understand the benefits of GLBA Compliance
- Learn more about CampusGuard’s GLBA online training course and assessment services
- Access additional resources, such as case studies and blog articles that provide GLBA guidance and insight
Why Choose CampusGuard?
The expert team at CampusGuard specializes in working with campus-based environments and many of our team come from a Higher Ed background. We understand the risks you face and the complications of maintaining a secure environment. Working with us means adding a team of experts to your staff who are there to support you as you build out your information security program.
Average cost of a data breach in Higher Education in 2023 - IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report
Global average weekly higher education cyberattacks in 2022 - Check Point Research
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Case Study PCI DSS
Higher Ed Expertise Helps Brown University Achieve and Maintain PCI Compliance
CampusGuard visited Brown to perform a PCI readiness review, which involved creating a road map for how to meet the payment card industry standards. This gap assessment prepared Brown for successfully attesting to PCI compliance.Read More about the Higher Ed Expertise Helps Brown University Achieve and Maintain PCI Compliance